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by Lee Short
December 9th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Question (Again)
Replies: 22
Views: 925

Re: Zalto Question (Again)

If you could only purchased one style of Zalto glasses (Universal, Bordeaux, or Burgundy) to use on a daily basis to drink a variety of reds, which would you suggest? I drink mostly Grenache/Syrah, Pinot noir, then cab based wines. I do have a set of Riedal burgundy stems. Thanks for taking the tim...
by Lee Short
December 8th, 2018, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?
Replies: 30
Views: 1231

Re: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?

I find that the sediment adds a sour twang that is not pleasant and I avoid it. I find this in ALL the reds I drink. It's why I try to transport reds far in advance but especially Burgundy. I don't have as much experience as others here...but EVERY Pinot Noir that I've had that was more than 10 yea...
by Lee Short
December 6th, 2018, 7:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Vegetable (Chinese) cleaver - Shun Classic or?
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: Vegetable (Chinese) cleaver - Shun Classic or?

Go to chinatown and buy the real deal. They'll last longer than any of us. What Betty said. Your cleaver is not where you put your "fancy knife" money. *edited to correct for my own stupidity. Totally disagree with this. But then, I've got a Sugimoto No 6, and I use it all the time. It's the most e...
by Lee Short
December 3rd, 2018, 5:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best holiday food . . .
Replies: 23
Views: 539

Re: Best holiday food . . .

I offer you potato latkes. Fried potatoes, fried onions and friend egg. What more could you want? The only thing they are missing is bacon, but nothing is perfect. A couple of years ago, I made a batch fried in duck fat, which was a taste experience not to forget. I made about 80 of them last night...
by Lee Short
December 1st, 2018, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Wines with Seafood
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: TN: Wines with Seafood

The note on the Brun seems at odds with my past experiences, but I haven't been buying as much Brun as I used to, and mostly don't taste them young. Has the house style changed?
by Lee Short
November 27th, 2018, 6:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Mushroom powder pasta?
Replies: 17
Views: 392

Re: Mushroom powder pasta?

I am a big fan of mushroom powder dusted on a chop prior to searing. Got a pretty reasonable stock of dried boletes from the last couple of months -- been a good mushrooming season here in the Northwest. mmmmm ... I'm going to try this! [cheers.gif] As Marshall says, it's best if you throw some flo...
by Lee Short
November 24th, 2018, 10:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recycle styro inserts (esp DC)?
Replies: 27
Views: 681

Re: Recycle styro inserts (esp DC)?

I've never had a problem finding someone happy to reuse them. Outside a metro area, that might be harder, but that's never been my situation.
by Lee Short
November 24th, 2018, 10:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Mushroom powder pasta?
Replies: 17
Views: 392

Re: Mushroom powder pasta?

I would think this would 'work' if you processed the powder finely and consistently enough, and didn't use too much. It would probably take a bit of experimentation to determine what too much is, and if you can add real flavor below that level. It might be that it doesn't take much powder to mess wi...
by Lee Short
November 22nd, 2018, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Burgundy/Great Appetizer Combo?
Replies: 28
Views: 898

Re: Great Burgundy/Great Appetizer Combo?

Epoisses is the cheese to choose! That's what everyone says, but I've never found it to be a great match. Not if the Epoisses is ripe, anyway. I find ripe Epoisses to be a good match for young burgundy with more muscle than finesse*. Other than that, I think it's a poor match for red burg. And defi...
by Lee Short
November 19th, 2018, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Burgundy/Great Appetizer Combo?
Replies: 28
Views: 898

Re: Great Burgundy/Great Appetizer Combo?

Duck confit sliders with wild mushrooms, caramelized shallots, and a razor thin slice of fresh mozzerella. Easily prepped the previous day and warmed then assembled on site. Though I don't have much experience with the MM wines. So if you want to take Howard's advice and go with beef or lamb, they w...
by Lee Short
November 13th, 2018, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It’s Dungeness crab season. What’s your favorite wine pairing?
Replies: 52
Views: 1532

Re: It’s Dungeness crab season. What’s your favorite wine pairing?

Cocktail sauce is ambiguous ( to me anyway) but both are wine crab killers. FTFY. If it has butter, IME, it works best with something with both lots of body and lots of acid. That's what I'd look for, regardless of region. You can find it in Champagne or Jura or Chablis or Fruili or Albarino or Fia...
by Lee Short
November 12th, 2018, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Beaujolais TN thread - post notes here
Replies: 109
Views: 9940

Re: 2015 Beaujolais TN thread - post notes here

The 2015 Diochon Vieiles Vignes has great cranberry and rhubarb character, and lots of structure (fine tannins). I'd wait a few years to open another one. Thanks for the note. Gilman had a concerning note on this wine, but, having experienced older bottles, I decided to have faith when I could nab ...
by Lee Short
November 7th, 2018, 8:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

I'd be up for something early Decemberish.
by Lee Short
October 31st, 2018, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: most indelibly etched on your memory?
Replies: 53
Views: 2080

Re: most indelibly etched on your memory?

It was a cold spring day, in maybe 1999 or 2000, and we were visiting R&V Dauvissat in their cellars. After tasting from barrel, our host (Rene, if memory serves) pulls aside a couple of half-full bottles with indecipherable chalk marks on them. He pours the first one, and it is clean and mineral, c...
by Lee Short
October 25th, 2018, 8:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 599
Views: 40577

Re: Official kitchen knife thread

+1 on JKI, solid rec.
by Lee Short
October 23rd, 2018, 9:38 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?
Replies: 119
Views: 4438

Re: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?

Alan Eden wrote:
October 17th, 2018, 7:00 am
Jesus, even your apology is condescending
Yep, a textbook faux-pology, straight by the book.

Chris Blum was 100% right.
by Lee Short
October 21st, 2018, 11:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad
Replies: 35
Views: 1033

Re: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad

About 10 years ago, I upgraded from a mix of all clad and cast iron to a mix of Demeyere and carbon steel from de Buyer. Life is so much better now. I do still have a cast iron skillet for when I really need a perfect sear. But both the heavier carbon steel pans and the Demeyere proline skillets sea...
by Lee Short
October 10th, 2018, 8:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Which Scotch distilleries are firing on all cylinders?
Replies: 66
Views: 4019

Re: Which Scotch distilleries are firing on all cylinders?

Is Lagavulin really back? Sounds like it must be. Used to drink tons of it back in the day, before they were bought out and disappeared from the market for a couple of years. Tried it a couple of times after the reappearance and thought it was only OK, but probably haven't bought a bottle in 10-12 y...
by Lee Short
October 6th, 2018, 10:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thread deleted
Replies: 40
Views: 2757

Re: Thread deleted

Thread doesn't seem deleted to me. But what do I know?
by Lee Short
October 2nd, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1er Cru Red Burgundy that doesn't need 30+years to reach maturity?
Replies: 54
Views: 2437

Re: 1er Cru Red Burgundy that doesn't need 30+years to reach maturity?

Johnathan -- why are you looking for wines that mature early? Is it that you like the flavors of younger burgundy? Or do you like older burgundy, but just don't want to wait 30 years? Because if it's the latter, there are older wines available from reputable sources. often for not much more than cur...
by Lee Short
September 28th, 2018, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How is the Durand wine opener?
Replies: 51
Views: 1467

Re: How is the Durand wine opener?

I've had a 100% success rate on older bottles, you'll never regret buying it. I wouldn't go that far. On 2 occasions I only got as far as touching the top of the cork on an older bottle with the screw and it fell right into the bottle. But nothing would have saved those. I can beat that. I pull the...
by Lee Short
September 28th, 2018, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Freeze your partially drunk Pinot for preservation
Replies: 15
Views: 696

Re: Freeze your partial drank Pinot for preservation

Laube addressed this of late too. Apparently not all that uncommon...I guess? I've been taking John Morris's advice and refrigerating my day old pinot to slow degradation. Only downside is then having to wait while it warms up, because 38 degree pinot is absolute trash. Unless it's a BdN at which p...
by Lee Short
September 28th, 2018, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Wine speak"
Replies: 58
Views: 1223

Re: "Wine speak"

Alan Rath wrote:
September 28th, 2018, 10:26 am
K John Joseph wrote:
September 28th, 2018, 7:25 am
The fact that we've both read it dozens of times and had completely different takeaways proves what a shitty descriptor "linear" is.
Bingo.
I can't argue with that. Someone please tell me what a quadratic or geometric wine is like.
by Lee Short
September 26th, 2018, 10:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Are Your Favorite N. Piedmont Producers
Replies: 33
Views: 1445

Re: Who Are Your Favorite N. Piedmont Producers

+1 for Ferrando, Antoniolo, Cantalupo, Traviglini.

I was in the Twin Cities recently, and a member of my old tasting group opened a 20-year-old Traviglini Gattinara. I was very surprised at how well it aged.
by Lee Short
September 26th, 2018, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How is the Durand wine opener?
Replies: 51
Views: 1467

Re: How is the Durand wine opener?

Chris Seiber wrote:
September 26th, 2018, 9:09 pm
you probably will use it rarely.
I use it at least once every week I'm home, it seems like. But I have a bunch of older wine in the cellar, and drink it regularly. Other folks might not.

For me, it is a fantastic value.
by Lee Short
September 25th, 2018, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Dom. Michel Juillot Corton-Perrieres (spelling corrected - damn spell check!)
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: TN: 1999 Dom. Michel Juillot Corton-Perrieres (spelling corrected - damn spell check!)

I've got a couple of these, and wasn't planning on opening the first one for 10 years. IME, good Corton really needs some serious time. Also a few of the 96. You may have grabbed them the same place I did -- HDH?
by Lee Short
September 13th, 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rose made from red and white grapes
Replies: 18
Views: 439

Re: Rose made from red and white grapes

I know at least a few rose champagnes do this, if they count. Not sure if it's really all that common, or just more common among the ones I buy.
by Lee Short
September 9th, 2018, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon pre-trip ramblings . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Oregon pre-trip ramblings . . .

Other places in the vicinity of Walter Scott that I like are Evesham Wood and Cristom.... Bethel Heights is very close and worth stopping in IMHO. RT +2 to this. Also -- you definitely want to spend the night on the coast. Pay attention to the tides (google for tables) and ask the locals where to f...
by Lee Short
September 5th, 2018, 5:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite food tweaks?
Replies: 26
Views: 872

Re: Favorite food tweaks?

I can't remember where I heard about this, but the world's quickest, bestest dessert is to drizzle a good aged balsamic vinegar over vanilla ice cream (and I often throw in a few fresh berries if I have them). Addictive! I'm sure others do this, but none of my family and friends have ever seen this...
by Lee Short
August 21st, 2018, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best village burg producers for 2015 vintage
Replies: 38
Views: 2297

Re: Best village burg producers for 2015 vintage

Speaking of which, I suspect that Guillemot Savigny is a very solid village wine. Have a bottle but haven't tried it. Past vintages have been reliable IME.
by Lee Short
August 21st, 2018, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best village burg producers for 2015 vintage
Replies: 38
Views: 2297

Re: Best village burg producers for 2015 vintage

From just a QPR standpoint- Lafarge, Hudelot Noellat and Lignier Michelot for me. They were all really cheap. Where did you find 2105 Lafarge for really cheap? I assume you're talking the Volnay. Locally, I can get 2015 Guillemot village Savigny for the same price as Lafarge Passetoutgrains. Now, L...
by Lee Short
August 18th, 2018, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Cru Beaujolais; where are they now?
Replies: 114
Views: 5375

Re: '09 Cru Beaujolais; where are they now?

alan weinberg wrote:
August 18th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Brun Moulin-à-Vent 2009. Tannin, big and brooding, bury for a decade.
I think this is about right. Had a 2000 about a month ago and it was just ready.
by Lee Short
August 17th, 2018, 6:52 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?
Replies: 103
Views: 2135

Re: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?

There's a slim chance I can make it, but would love to if I can. As with many others, weekends are best -- but don't plan around me, I'm a long shot in any case.

Have plenty of older Oregon pinot.
by Lee Short
July 23rd, 2018, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Enzo Boglietti Barolo Arione (That's right...I'm cracking '04 Barolo!)
Replies: 5
Views: 317

TN: 2004 Enzo Boglietti Barolo Arione (That's right...I'm cracking '04 Barolo!)

I've never had the Barolo, but the barbera from this house has been impressive in the past. Haven't had a good source for recent vintages, no reason to expect any drop off in quality.
by Lee Short
July 21st, 2018, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I finally found . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

I finally found . . .

a pesto match that works for me. I've tried lots of stuff (including the classics like Arneis, Pigato, etc.), and none of it really worked for me. Maybe I like too much pesto in my food. At best the classic matches were not actively clashing. Last night I had the 2005 Huet Petillant, with penne with...
by Lee Short
July 20th, 2018, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Burg. producers to visit near Beaune?
Replies: 15
Views: 722

White Burg. producers to visit near Beaune?

The caveau in Chassagne-Montrachet isn't a producer but is a place to visit and taste excellent white burgs that can be purchased (and some good reds, too).

I haven't been in a number of years, but Hubert Lamy in St Aubin is a great visit with fantastic wines.
by Lee Short
July 18th, 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's Talk About Crémant, Cava and Other Sparklers
Replies: 22
Views: 811

Let's Talk About Crémant, Cava and Other Sparklers

Sparking Vouvray from Huet and Pinon
Cava from Llopart and Gramona
Jacky Blot 'Triple Zero' Brut
Cremant du Jura from Tissot (especially the BBF, though it's gotten pricier)
Jo Landron 'Atmospheres' Brut
Eugene Carrel Brut Savoie
Clotilde Davenne Cremant de Bourgogne
by Lee Short
July 16th, 2018, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Non Wine friends keeping you honest
Replies: 47
Views: 2617

Non Wine friends keeping you honest

No, I don't miss the days of a simple $10 red being my limit . At all. But I'm not sure that's what you're saying. Because I definitely agree it's important not to forget how good some inexpensive wines can be. For me, it's important not to lose track of how much pleasure you can get out of a $12 ro...
by Lee Short
July 14th, 2018, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've been everywhere - Terlan, Jasmin, Jamsheed, Sandhi, La Rioja Alta, Matanzas Creek, Ghost Hill
Replies: 8
Views: 651

I've been everywhere - Terlan, Jasmin, Jamsheed, Sandhi, La Rioja Alta, Matanzas Creek, Ghost Hill

Love the Cantina Terlaner whites, pretty much up and down the line. Haven't tried the reds, though I've got a couple bottles of Lagrein sitting in the cellar.
by Lee Short
July 14th, 2018, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine should i serve with?
Replies: 23
Views: 765

What wine should i serve with?

Depends on how many thai chilis. My first instinct would be a demi-sec vouvray or a spatlese riesling. But kabinett could work if the chilis are sparse. Or the kabinett is from 2003.
by Lee Short
July 14th, 2018, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine should i serve with?
Replies: 23
Views: 765

What wine should i serve with?

Do you happen to have any romarantin? Many years ago Chris Coad paired that with a green papaya salad which had many of the same ingredients (fish sauce, Thai chili’s and garlic) and it was a match made in heaven. Does Riedel make a glass for romarantin? No, but I hear that if you tie a string betw...
by Lee Short
July 13th, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need Recs for a Gateway Red (Zinfandel?)
Replies: 57
Views: 1159

Need Recs for a Gateway Red (Zinfandel?)

A friend was mentioned that his wife generally likes sweet white wine, maybe an occasional Sauvignon Blanc. He's a red drinker. He asked for a wine that could transition a white wine drinker to red. My first thought was Pinot, but versions with RS are disgusting. I was thinking maybe Zinfandel, sin...
by Lee Short
July 2nd, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on 2005 Red Burgundy
Replies: 38
Views: 2065

Thoughts on 2005 Red Burgundy

I tried a couple of 2005 reds last year and found that they needed more time for my taste but weren't completely unapproachable. These were both village level lieu dits from the Cote de Beaune. One was was the Hubert Lamy Chassagne-Montrachet La Goujonne VV and the other was the Savigny-Les-Beaune G...
by Lee Short
June 27th, 2018, 11:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The myth of letting wines breathe
Replies: 861
Views: 34707

The myth of letting wines breathe

Mel Knox wrote: Lee
What do you think of Jayson’s scientific experiment??
I think it is not a scientific experiment. But then he didn't claim it was.
by Lee Short
June 27th, 2018, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pelaverga, Freisa and Ruche (and other lesser known Piedmont grapes)
Replies: 54
Views: 1971

Pelaverga, Freisa and Ruche

I tried Cavallotto's Freisa at the winery back in 2015 and loved it. Bought a bottle back which I enjoyed with friends, but haven't quite managed to convince the local importers (YET) to bring any in. Still badgering them though. Had the 2015 Cavallotto Freisa last night. Fantastic bottle. I poured...
by Lee Short
June 27th, 2018, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations Similar to PGC Berserker’s Cuvée
Replies: 88
Views: 3614

Recommendations Similar to PGC Berserker’s Cuvée

Brandon R wrote:You could go to Commerce Corner and see if someone is willing to sell/trade. According to CT, there are still over 1,000 bottles in CT cellars.
Great, here come the flippers

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by Lee Short
June 25th, 2018, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The myth of letting wines breathe
Replies: 861
Views: 34707

The myth of letting wines breathe

Lee, Let's look at it this way. What is the best way to serve wine?? Do we know?? Have we tested our hypotheses?? Can we learn more?? I would add that all these experiments, totally unapproved by you, Dr Science, indicate that breathing (for wine, not humans) is contraindicated most of the time. Wh...
by Lee Short
June 25th, 2018, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The myth of letting wines breathe
Replies: 861
Views: 34707

The myth of letting wines breathe

Has there been a scientifically valid experiment that has demonstrated the wisdom of routinely decanting wine and letting it breathe for an hour or two?? It is incumbent on the folks making the claims to provide the evidence. Various folks in this thread are making the claim that there is evidence ...
by Lee Short
June 25th, 2018, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The myth of letting wines breathe
Replies: 861
Views: 34707

The myth of letting wines breathe

The myth, especially that tied with the OP, is that letting wines breathe, you know, by decanting or whatever, improves the wines. This is a subjective issue, at the very root of this thread, and pits various blind experiments against millions of bottles of anecdotal experience. It's the whole reas...
by Lee Short
June 23rd, 2018, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many strikes on your dime?
Replies: 28
Views: 1378

How many strikes on your dime?

Really, it depends on how strongly it was recommended by how many folks whose palates I respect. Usually zero, one, or two. Takes something incredible to move the meter past two. But it's happened a couple times, and turned out well.

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